Abel Idowu Olayinka (born February 16, 1958) is a Nigerian Professor of Applied geophysics. He is a former Deputy Vice Chancellor and the current Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan. He is also the President of the West African Research and Innovation Management Association.In a publication by The Nation Newspaper, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole described Professor Olayinka as the luckiest among the 13 contestants. He said “anybody who is privileged to be the VC is not the best, the brightest and the most intelligent, such a person is just the luckiest among the best.

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  • Abel Idowu Olayinka (born February 16, 1958) is a Nigerian Professor of Applied geophysics. He is a former Deputy Vice Chancellor and the current Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan. He is also the President of the West African Research and Innovation Management Association. In 2012, he was elected as fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science, the apex academic organization in Nigeria. He was inducted into the academy, along with Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, the 11th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Mojeed Olayide Abass, a Nigerian Professor of Computer science at the University of Lagos and Professor Akinyinka Omigbodun, the President of the West African College of Surgeons and former Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. In September 2015, he was appointed as the 12th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan to succeed Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, a Nigerian Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics whose tenure ends on November 30, 2015. In 2013, while he was serving as Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, he was searched for the position of Vice Chancellor of the Osun State University but he declined the appointment. In a publication by The Nation Newspaper, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole described Professor Olayinka as the luckiest among the 13 contestants. He said “anybody who is privileged to be the VC is not the best, the brightest and the most intelligent, such a person is just the luckiest among the best. (en)
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  • Abel Idowu Olayinka (born February 16, 1958) is a Nigerian Professor of Applied geophysics. He is a former Deputy Vice Chancellor and the current Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan. He is also the President of the West African Research and Innovation Management Association.In a publication by The Nation Newspaper, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole described Professor Olayinka as the luckiest among the 13 contestants. He said “anybody who is privileged to be the VC is not the best, the brightest and the most intelligent, such a person is just the luckiest among the best. (en)
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